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This article was published on October 23, 2013


    A week in, General Assembly’s Dash program sees 40k sign ups who have written 41m lines of code

    A week in, General Assembly’s Dash program sees 40k sign ups who have written 41m lines of code Image by: Allison Joyce
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    General Assembly has released some performance metrics for Dash, the online programming learning course that it launched a week ago. The organization reports that it has seen more than 40,000 people sign up, creating over 124,000 websites, and writing 41 million lines of code. In total, it’s estimated that they have spent more than 388 days learning code.

    Dash is a service open to the public designed to help get more people to code and, in turn, look to General Assembly for more sophisticated web development courses. Users can currently take courses in HTML, cascading stylesheets, and Javascript right from within their browser. It’s competing with the likes of Codecademy and Coursera.

    See related:General Assembly launches Dash, a Codecademy-style site that teaches you to code.

    Photo credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images